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BEDNARCZYK, TOMASZ - Illustrations For Those Who

"Polish producer Tomasz Bednarczyk returns to Room40 with Illustrations For Those Who, his first full length edition in almost a decade. Across the late 2000s, Bednarczyk created a series of acclaimed ambient recordings that married the unsteadiness of archival technologies with an extensive palette of pastoral timbres. These recordings quietly set a particular tenor of work for a new generation of Middle Eastern European ambient composers. Following these recordings, however, Bednarczyk's energies were re-directed with his time being split between a multiple of more techno-oriented electronic music outings. In early 2018, following the success of his New Rome project (RM 478CD) released in 2016, Bednarczyk began exploring a new approach to his more atmospheric works. Using an incredibly reductive set-up, he took single sources and exploded their potentials. Through a process of layering and synthesis, he was able to create incredibly minimal, yet dense sound textures from very singular materials. Within a matter of weeks he had devised a new way of approaching his more ambient compositional interests. Illustrations For Those Who is the result of this first investigation. Each piece is singular in nature, in that its source is one synthesizer or instrument. The resulting pieces though are anything but singular. Rather, each of them maintains a detailed and rich sensibility built around complex cycling of sonic materials. This edition marks out an important new direction for Bednarczyk and firmly asserts him as a continued force for ambient music emanating out of Eastern Europe.

Tomasz Bednarczyk (b.1986) is a musician living in Wroclaw, Poland. Since 2004 he has been writing compositions that present new, melodic sensibilities through a mess of fragile, disintegrating sounds. He work has been called melancholic and offers glimpses into his surroundings and beyond." - Room40.
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